Peter Campbell paints with patterns to represent places and psychological states. The kinetic compositions appear as luminous, organic and geometric surfaces. Working intuitively, he deploys a wide lexicon of pattern motifs to explore the intersection of built and natural forms. His work often evokes imagery inspired by daily observations, aerial photographs and botanical illustrations. By mimicking the processes of growth in nature, as Paul Klee famously advised, Campbell demonstrates the expansion of forms through the multiplication of small units. Informed by numerous sources including Op art, shibori textiles, the Book of Kells, Divine Geometry and microscopic images, the artist explores connections between experience and feeling, the visible and the invisible.
Campbell holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Concordia University. He currently lives and works in Montréal.